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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Nobody: 8:14am On Jun 10, 2016
laprince:
As much as it is a fraud, I don't see any reason why I should dump my former phone for a new one without at least a good reason.

I have had an iPhone 6+ (a gift) for more than 9months now. I left it packed. Since I got it, does not pick network. So, I took it to some guys in computer village.They told me to bring 30k to update the software, so I can use it in Nigeria.

I just laughed and went to keep it in my wardrobe.

Why should I use all that money to work on the phone when I have a samsung galaxy that is in PERFECT condition? Good battery life and other things. And a steady nokia phone, for my second sim.

I don't like such wastage.

And you bought the iPhone even when you had others.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by delishpot: 8:15am On Jun 10, 2016
EZEIGBO1OFIMO:

so you actually expect baba rashidi earning somewhere between 15k to 18k per month from his security job to afford an S5 of over 100k, please be realistic here.
cc - DerKaiser


I believe OP was talking about quality? If Nokia has a very good brand that I can buy for #15k and it is solid and doing what it is built to do efgiciently and they have another I can buy for #150k with better options and all what not(which justifies the difference in price) and it is solid, if I can afford the #15k one and enjoy it well isn't it enough? Why should I spend the #15k and still find that it was just a box of shii?
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Jeffy1206(m): 8:16am On Jun 10, 2016
Konga is guilty of this... I remember when I got spark tablet from them... Thank God the one I got was good as others complain of different problems. Sold it and the person is on my neck to get the screen replacement after he broke it angry... The worst is that konga don't even care to offer any after sale service on most of these products.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Mrjo(m): 8:17am On Jun 10, 2016
ZUBY77:


This is why i usually wonder how black man became so silly.

So you mean it is good to import inferior drugs in Nigeria as long as you wont force people to buy it?
Whats your brain IQ again?

I can bet your next question would be "Drug is different from phone"
somehowpenis:
you are a cheap stale good for nothing sell out. HOUSE NIGGER.
bt u ar happy to see nokia go. E pain u?
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by softvio(m): 8:17am On Jun 10, 2016
Mrjo:
They will nt force u to buy it, did they? Thats what u get when u say nokia is costly and wanted to change phones like inner wear.

e.g this user is just an example of the millions of gullible nigerians, that's why we are not growing
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by grossintel(m): 8:20am On Jun 10, 2016
Op I disagree with you in some cases, you forget the main reasons why you find this products on koga and jumia is because they sell quickly because they are cheap. I have sold phones before and I can tell you Nigerian are friend's with chinko products. They leave the likes of Samsung and HTC and ask you for phones like malata, omata etc and you wonder how stupid they are. You preach heaven and earth to make them change their minds but at the end they want a cheap phone. I once sold an itel android phone for 5k and the customer came complaining all the time and inside me I was like it serves you right, I remember how I advised her not to buy that phone even though I was the person selling but she refused to listen and learnt the hard way. If SON stop the influx of these devices Nigerians will fight them and say they left expensive phones in the market for the poor masses to buy.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by skywalker240(m): 8:20am On Jun 10, 2016
the illiteracy and corrupt stupidity of the NCC & SON are the main reason we see these rubbish..people saying ''U AINT FORCED'' are still those lacking knowledge about smart phones,...people saying ''LETS MANUFACTURE'' d@t would be a gud ideal as many tech engineers and youths would be employed,..but come on,, there are many countries d@t dont even manufacture phones and yet still gets better phones that match the taste of their techs and buyers...these chineese O.E.M are not even recognised in their coun3,.have u ever wondered why tecno sold mostly in africa?..its because we are ignorant and not ready to learn,.and these manufacturers discovered this weak point and used it to their advantage..am not saying we should just empty our wallet just 4 an iphone or samsung s7,..but @least what we are buyin should be something of value for our money.if u can rem..tecno and other chiness brand (in its category) dont even upgrade untill recently.probably its because they think africans dont mind..just immagine [/b]

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by rajwas(m): 8:20am On Jun 10, 2016
its true they didn't force anybody to buy but its good as you call to attention for those who has hear
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by jahstech: 8:21am On Jun 10, 2016
Mrjo:
They will nt force u to buy it, did they? Thats what u get when u say nokia is costly and wanted to change phones like inner wear.

Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Youngpo413: 8:23am On Jun 10, 2016
kossyablaze:
Except me.... Team Samsung
not only you o, lol
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by grossintel(m): 8:24am On Jun 10, 2016
Jeffy1206:
Konga is guilty of this... I remember when I got spark tablet from them... Thank God the one I got was good as others complain of different problems. Sold it and the person is on my neck to get the screen replacement after he broke it angry... The worst is that konga don't even care to offer any after sale service on most of these products.
Why are you blaming konga angry tell us you bought the spark tablet for 10k. Didn't you see Tecno win pad or iPad or samsung tab. You where attracted to buy it cause it's cheap and you know it's substandard but u still bought it. Oh plss..
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by AoM3b(m): 8:24am On Jun 10, 2016
StreamerBlogger:
exactly... But to be honest with ourselves sha they also use there phones like Meizu oppo, thl.dats for people that cannot afford Samsung LG IPhone HTC Huawei ..check youtube you will see dis phones reviews.... But will Neva see for tecno infinix innjo and d Nonsense flooding our country

thank you. Even their low budget phones still has features closer to an high end phone and still reliable. Tecno doesn't update OS you have to get a new one to use a latest OS imagine

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by EMIOMOADEOYE: 8:25am On Jun 10, 2016
TechRez:
A case where phone makers deliberate set out to rip off the wallet of Nigerians with juicy marketing, only to make a U-turn and do what they ought to do in the first instance. What do I mean? Now, I have seen a couple of phone makers make a certain phone with 1GB RAM, and then 3-months later, they release the same phone with 2GB RAM and add appellations like “Plus, Max, Pro” at the end of the original name. These OEM’s have no “trade-in” policy, they deliberately want Nigerians to dump their new phone and purchase the same phone with a re-branded name. Ouch!

For other phone makers, they make the two variant, 1GB RAM and 2GB RAM, release only the 1GB version in Nigeria and send the two 2GB version to Kenya and UAE because those countries have a government – This is fraud!

The United States has a regulatory body called FCC that checks the quality and authenticity of phones coming into their country. Even the highly rated Xaiomi had a tough time entry the U.S market because of the standards the Chinese OEM had to meet.

Over here in Nigeria, the Standard Organization of Nigeria and NCC allows anything into Nigeria, as if our dear country is dumping ground for some of these phones that should be destroyed at the shores of Nigeria.

I earlier decried the so-called Yezz Mobile Jumia wanted to flood into the market, I am glad the brand was dead on arrival. There are other OEM’s who have established their brand in Nigeria, but now take us for granted with their bizarre business policy – This is fraud, it is dumb and delusional.

It’s even more disheartening that some OEM’s create phones without parts and accessories. They don’t want to offer repair services even when they know their stuff is inferior, they want you to keep buying the same sh!t with the money they don’t deserve.
http://www.techrez.com/smartphone-makers-defrauding-nigerians/


I don't see how what you described above is fraud.

If a manufacturer releases a 2GB version of a phone you earlier bought with 1GB, doe that make your phone useles?

Does the extra 1GB in the new version remove any features from your current version? You have the option to buy or to be happy with your current phone.

A lot of Nigerians are just too sentimental for my liking.

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by remexy(f): 8:25am On Jun 10, 2016
This is a non issue. It is written there 1G RAM. Stick with the 2nd RAM phones. Don't buy if d specifications don't meet ur need. If d price is equivalent as in other countries, then no 1 has defrauded you. D 1G RAM comes into d country because dat is wat some of us can afford. If u can afford better insist and buy better.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Tpave(m): 8:25am On Jun 10, 2016
TechRez:


To think that these are the kind of people we are fighting for is disheartening..
Maybe he makes a living by selling substandard phones and you wan come spoil show for am. E dey pain you
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by delishpot: 8:26am On Jun 10, 2016
grossintel:
Op I disagree with you in some cases, you forget the main reasons why you find this products on koga and jumia is because they sell quickly because they are cheap. I have sold phones before and I can tell you Nigerian are friend's with chinko products. They leave the likes of Samsung and HTC and ask you for phones like malata, omata etc and you wonder how stupid they are. You preach heaven and earth to make them change their minds but at the end they want a cheap phone[b].I once sold an itel android phone for 5k and the customer came complaining all the time and inside me I was like it serves you right, I remember how I advised her not to buy that phone even though I was the person selling but she refused to listen and learnt the hard way. I[/b]f SON stop the influx of these devices Nigerians will fight them and say they left expensive phones in the market for the poor masses to buy.



grin grin grin

I get the point from your angle too.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Mrjo(m): 8:26am On Jun 10, 2016
Nokia 112 i buoght since september 2013 for ₦7000 is working better than ur 20k+ all these phones he mention
softvio:


e.g this user is just an example of the millions of gullible nigerians, that's why we are not growing
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Xbox222: 8:28am On Jun 10, 2016
Go for good quality phones such as iphone and the rest. The will last you for a long time
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by EZEIGBO1OFIMO: 8:28am On Jun 10, 2016
delishpot:



I believe OP was talking about quality? If Nokia has a very good brand that I can buy for #15k and it is solid and doing what it is built to do efgiciently and they have another I can buy for #150k with better options and all what not(which justifies the difference in price) and it is solid, if I can afford the #15k one and enjoy it well isn't it enough? Why should I spend the #15k and still find that it was just a box of shii?
and is baba rashidi going to enjoy the android experience on the Nokia. as much as we all want to scream quality and warranty and all other corporate jargon, we have to be grateful at least to these chinese for bringing the expensive to the common man. There was a time cowbell was the laughing stock of the diary market when they rolled out sachet milk; but today, it turned out not to be less quality, small, non nutritious milk, but what every milk producer does today.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Nobody: 8:28am On Jun 10, 2016
If a phone like 2gb,ram,they will install 1gb non erasable app.Whereby,there will be little space left.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by olamixx(m): 8:30am On Jun 10, 2016
As long as my asha 200 is till surfing the internet like any other smartphones, it concerns me not
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by TheSociopath(m): 8:31am On Jun 10, 2016
ipledge5:
Why will you buy Chinco in the first place...the day I Chinese gal told me she doesn't know tekno/tecno thats when I know those Chinco produce those fake phones for Africa...BTW if you want to buy use Chinese phone, buy Huawei

Tecno operates only in Africa and it has equal market with Samsung and Apple. Tecno is a proper android, so shut up
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by skywalker240(m): 8:31am On Jun 10, 2016
grossintel:
Op I disagree with you in some cases, you forget the main reasons why you find this products on koga and jumia is because they sell quickly because they are cheap. I have sold phones before and I can tell you Nigerian are friend's with chinko products. They leave the likes of Samsung and HTC and ask you for phones like malata, omata etc and you wonder how stupid they are. You preach heaven and earth to make them change their minds but at the end they want a cheap phone. I once sold an itel android phone for 5k and the customer came complaining all the time and inside me I was like it serves you right, I remember how I advised her not to buy that phone even though I was the person selling but she refused to listen and learnt the hard way. If SON stop the influx of these devices Nigerians will fight them and say they left expensive phones in the market for the poor masses to buy.
uve got it wrong sir,...SON is not soppose to pursue them just like d@t but let them know that these below par products should be upgradable to the taste of consumers.and even if SON pursued dem, other brands would come (with consumers taste @ the back of their minds). I sincerly think they are not doing their work or they are illiterates to tech...

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Mrjo(m): 8:35am On Jun 10, 2016
Maybe u
jahstech:

Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by jaybeekay(f): 8:37am On Jun 10, 2016
you re very correct. can you maybe gift it to me kiss
laprince:
As much as it is a fraud, I don't see any reason why I should dump my former phone for a new one without at least a good reason.

I have had an iPhone 6+ (a gift) for more than 9months now. I left it packed. Since I got it, does not pick network. So, I took it to some guys in computer village.They told me to bring 30k to update the software, so I can use it in Nigeria.

I just laughed and went to keep it in my wardrobe.

Why should I use all that money to work on the phone when I have a samsung galaxy that is in PERFECT condition? Good battery life and other things. And a steady nokia phone, for my second sim.

I don't like such wastage.
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Dam5reey(m): 8:40am On Jun 10, 2016
Techrez.... This thread is not for the masses to debate...

You're forming tech blogger... Wetin concern you with standards of products na your Job be that?

I was on a thread yesterday some listed some specs and tagged a ridiculous price...

See there is nothing like substandard... Products....

The Chinese company will make phone quality... Based on the price your are willing to pay...

This is Nigeria oga... Where people will see Fresh Tomatoes.. And go to for half Rotten ones ...... To then they are getting the value for their money....

Abeg... Everyone knows Good thing.... Iphones are standardized products.... But they produced Iphone 5C plastics models tell me why?

Techrez
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by 9PBLIVE(m): 8:43am On Jun 10, 2016
eg [size=20pt]TECNO[/size] Pls what is the different between P5 and M3 and the rest of the stu pid smartphones they keep producing



#iRepInfinix
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Nobody: 8:50am On Jun 10, 2016
everything still goes back to our economy,How many ppl can afford all these sony,htc and samsung.. we can even start our own development of phones,it is all determination
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Adikam(m): 8:51am On Jun 10, 2016
Mrjo:
They will nt force u to buy it, did they? Thats what u get when u say nokia is costly and wanted to change phones like inner wear.
the way most of you reason eeh e just dey pain
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by galadima77(m): 8:51am On Jun 10, 2016
laprince:
As much as it is a fraud, I don't see any reason why I should dump my former phone for a new one without at least a good reason.

I have had an iPhone 6+ (a gift) for more than 9months now. I left it packed. Since I got it, does not pick network. So, I took it to some guys in computer village.They told me to bring 30k to update the software, so I can use it in Nigeria.

I just laughed and went to keep it in my wardrobe.

Why should I use all that money to work on the phone when I have a samsung galaxy that is in PERFECT condition? Good battery life and other things. And a steady nokia phone, for my second sim.

I don't like such wastage.

Guy! What u did was divine cos God doesn't like wastage

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Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by Jeffy1206(m): 8:52am On Jun 10, 2016
grossintel:
Why are you blaming konga angry tell us you bought the spark tablet for 10k. Didn't you see Tecno win pad or iPad or samsung tab. You where attracted to buy it cause it's cheap and you know it's substandard but u still bought it. Oh plss..
who be this one na undecided so konga write am substandard ba or na me tell them to do yakata promo? If you sabi read well well you for see say my comment is about konga not giving support... Need eyeglass? cool tongue
Oh yes pls!!! undecided

Konga defender on the loose oo shocked
Re: How Smartphone Makers Are Defrauding Nigerians by grossintel(m): 8:53am On Jun 10, 2016
delishpot:




grin grin grin

I get the point from your angle too.
The only situation I agree with the Op which he didn't even mention are in cases where these products are cloned and sold in Nigeria. For example we all know Nokia touch is a common man phone with excellent battery life. But if you go to top dealers in the market to buy it, it sells around 7k now because of the present dollar hike. So a security man who earns 10k monthly will simply pretend he didn't see those big shops and go to the road side seller screaming original Nokia phone 1,500 and buy from him. Two weeks later the phone is dead then he comes here to shout Nigerian is a dumping ground.

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